The HCAOA Georgia Chapter learned last week from DCH that the 10% Medicaid rate increase has received a preliminary approval pending a CMS request to conduct a rate study. DCH is working on preparing the strategy for the rate study and will be involving providers in the rate study. In the interim, DCH is working with CMS to get approval to go ahead with the rate increase while the rate study proceeds. The HCAOA Georgia Chapter realizes that our Medicaid providers need this rate increase to cover the shortfalls since the last PSS rate increase in October 2014. Stay tuned for updates.